What would be a gender-neutral Sanskrit word for "Putra"? Moreover something that can replace putra in one of the Prayers to Lord Ganesh "Banjhan ko Putra det"
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Corresponding to notion offspring/issue we refer to Santhan / Santhanam a term not gender specific.. in Sanskrit as well as other indian languages.
- apatyam is the grammatically neuter gender Sanskrit word menaing "offspring , child , descendant".
- sūnu also means both son and daughter and Monier Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary:
[Note the grammaatical gender of a word as opposed to its lexical sense is indicated by n. = neuter gender m. = masculine and f. = feminine]
ápatya n. offspring , child , descendant
sūnu m. a son, child, offspring, RV.; f. a daughter, Mn. i, 10